RIVER VIEW — The River View High School baseball team took advantage of Dayton’s miscues, as the Panthers scored a 14-4 mercy-rule win on Tuesday.
Bulldog starter Logan Hays pitched only his second game of the year, as Dayton coach Sal Benavides said he was saving arms for Dayton’s upcoming league slate. Hays got tagged for six runs in the bottom of the first, as walks and errors prompted the offensive outburst.
“We had a couple errors and he walked a few,” Benavides said. “Anytime you walk guys and then compound it with errors, that hurts you.”
Dayton’s Lowden Smith blasted a two-run shot in the top of the third to cut the lead to 7-4, but River View bounced back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, before ending it with five runs in the fifth.
Dayton hosts Tri-City Prep on Friday.
“I wanted to make sure they’re fresh for this Friday,” Benavides said. “If we can win these last four games, third place is very reachable. It could go either way, but if I have the best pitchers out there, it will give us our best shot.”
Riverview 14, Dayton 4
Dayton 202 00 — 4 2 2
Riverview 610 25 — 14 10 3
Hays, Warner (4) and Spalinger, Hays (4). Frampton, Dickinson (4) and McRoberts.
HR — Dayton: Smith. Riverview: Dennis.
Hits — Dayton: Smith, Hays. Riverview: Frampton, Dickinson, Foster, Serren, Dennis (2), McRoberts (2), Tyutyunnik (2).